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Re: Orange Weavers

Posted by E on 10/05/05
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    Mainly I've been taking long strips of grass and drying them out.
    Then I put them in the cage and they weave them when I leave. I've
    seen a female in the nest weaving as I came up to the cage.Thanks
    for all your help!
    On 9/30/05, Kitty.J wrote:
    > On 9/24/05, E wrote:
    >> On 9/19/05, Kitty.J wrote:
    >>> On 9/17/05, E wrote:
    >>>> I'm having trouble finding enough info on orange weaver
    >>>> finches. We have a trio in our flight that were given to
    >>>> us. 1 male and 2 females
    >>> What do you need to know? I am no expert on breeding them,
    >>> but the housing and feeding and all that i have knowledge
    >>> about :)
    >> Just breeding info and basic feeding. They've been taking
    >> strips of grass and trying to make a nest. I want to know how
    >> long this will last. I've heard males use breeding plumage at
    >> 2 years old.
    > Well i am have no breeding info on them, my male is in full
    > color and he hasn't even touched the grasses and green stuffs i
    > have provided him. My weavers use to be very weary of foods i
    > provide, they only liked mealworms and seed. But i have gotten
    > them use to salads, breads, egg food now. This is how, well i
    > have tame birds who will eat from from my mouth, hands, fingers,
    > and will take it up to their nest (my hair) and will eat up
    > there, and (well you don't really want to hear my personal life
    > with my birds so..) well my weaver pair watch my birds eat them
    > and even my none tame finches eat the tasty treats i give them
    > all the time, so now my weavers also eat them. Same with my
    > javas, they were scared of the mealworms but having them in the
    > same cage as my house sparrow they watch her eat from my hands
    > and devour the mealworm they would hang on the side of the bars
    > and watch her, now they even eat the largest of the mealworms
    > down to the smallest. What i am saying is, if you have other
    > birds, maybe if you have your weavers with them for some time
    > they'll also try the new foods and soon will take them without
    > hesitation. Good luck. Hey maybe you can tell me what you use
    > for the weaver to spinhis nest i would LOVE to see him do that.